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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students survey the international politics of the Asia-Pacific, including: the role of the United States of America in the region; the rise of China; the "normalisation" of Japan; security and North Korea; and the foreign policy of developing states. Students will learn how foreign policy makers, states and non-state actors, engage in international politics and how they frame contentious issues.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects POL3CPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBush and Asia: America's evolving relations with East Asia,RecommendedBeeson, M.ROUTLEDGE 2006
ReadingsThe New Global Politics of the Asia PacificRecommendedConnors, M, Dosch, J and Davison, R.ROUTLEDGE 2011
ReadingsThe international politics of the Asia-Pacific,RecommendedYahuda, M.ROUTLEDGE 2005

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